In August, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will add eight new members and Aerosmith will be there to help celebrate.
The Boston-based band is set to perform at the first-ever Concert for Legends on August 7, one day before the enshrinement ceremony for the Class of 2015, which includes former Patriot Junior Seau.
"The Hall is thrilled to have legends of the music world honor the legends of the game," Hall of Fame President David Baker stated in a press release. "Aerosmith performing in the inaugural Concert for Legends will add even more excitement and energy to an Enshrinement Weekend that kicks off the NFL's 96th season since its birth in Canton, and the launch to Super Bowl 50."
With the announcement of the concert, Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry reflected on his years of being a Patriots fan.
"As Aerosmith began traveling the world and became our own [Rock & Roll] Hall of Famers, seeing the Patriots under the brilliant guidance of the Kraft family, we would hear the news of our hometown team winning again as we were doing a show in a far flung corner of the world and we would swell with pride and think, 'Ya those are our boys."
He continued, "To perform this show for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Hall of Famers is truly a great honor. You only get here by playing the game with all of your heart and soul. So we look forward to honoring all of you with a show that comes from the same place."
Patriots great Andre Tippet also discussed Aerosmith's long-standing relationship with football and the New England Patriots.
"Spending my whole career in New England, I was very fortunate to have opportunity to get to know Steven, Joe, Brad, Tom and Joey," he said. "I can tell you that the New England Patriots locker room, in my day, was playing Aerosmith songs like 'Toys in the Attic,' 'Sweet Emotion,' 'Livin on the Edge' and 'Walk This Way.' And today, I can honestly tell you that those same songs fill the locker room of the Super Bowl champions."
Concert of Legends tickets go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m through Ticketmaster. For more information on the Hall of Fame Enshrinement, see www.profootballhalloffame.com.
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